Monthly Archives: February 2010

Three things to know

Here are three things to know for a Wednesday, or at least some stories out there that I found interesting. One, a production story from Business Week, as the Coffee Board of Kenya raised its production forecast for the East African country by just over six percent based on better weather … Read more →

Things You Learn in Africa

I saw this photo on Stephen Vick’s Facebook page: If you don’t know Stephen, here’s the skinny: after working for some uber reputable coffee companies as a barista trainer, Stephen was hired by Sustainable Harvest to work on quality control at Sustainable’s Tanzania operation. So he went, got cerebral malaria, … Read more →

5

Barista Magazine is 5 years old! Well, almost. We’re marking the occasion with our special anniversary issue, April/May, and we’re already at work on it. We’re doing something special to tip our hats to you, our readers, without whom we would be in no-wheres-ville. I can’t tell you exactly what … Read more →

Coffee News of the Day

A few good or at least mildly entertaining stories out there today from all over the world. First, Ethiopia and Tanzania coffee farmers expect larger than normal crop sizes and prices. Growers in Ethiopia project an increase of 25% over last year’s harvest. BusinessWeek reports on the harvest here: Volumes … Read more →

Out with the old, or everything old is new again?

I just saw this story from the SF Weekly about how Ritual Coffee Roasters has stopped using its French presses and its Clovers, instead opting for the Hario V-60. Ritual, however, isn’t the only Bay Area café choosing sides in the single-cup battles. From the article: San Francisco microroasters aren’t … Read more →

New Coffee Champs Down Under!

Australia is without a doubt one of the top countries in the world for coffee and espresso excellence, as proved by the quality of coffee its cafes and roasteries turn out, not to mention the consistently high caliber of champions in all areas of specialty coffee who hail from Down … Read more →